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Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities

Collection of essays on facilitating the transition of youth with disabilities from high school. Citation: Paul Wehman (ed) (2006). Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People With Disabilities. Baltimore, Paul Brookes Publishing Co. Link to resource

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

The Three C’s of Family Involvement, Things I Wish I had Known

Familiarity with public school systems does not prepare families for adult disability service systems in which there are multiple points of contact and a variety of service delivery and support paradigms.  This essay provides tools and suggestions to families for

Posted in Family Involvement, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors’ Identified Transition Competencies: Perceived Importance, Frequency, and Preparedness

Examines vocational rehabilitation counselors’ perceptions of transition competencies.  Survey assesses and ranks VR professionals’ perceptions of the importance of transition competencies, their preparedness to provide transition services, and the frequency with which they do so.  Perceptions of importance were greater

Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance, Transition planning in schools

The Role of Postsecondary Education in the Path From High School to Work for Youth With Disabilities

Study looks at the relative importance of disability-related and traditional predictors of college attendance on likelihood that students with disabilities will attend a four-year college.  It finds that traditional predictors (parent education, socioeconomic status, high school grades and minority status)

Posted in National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Collaboration Strategies to Facilitate Successful Transition of Students with Disabilities in a Changing Higher Education Environment

Describes University of Connecticut strategies for working with students with disabilities transitioning from high school from pre-admission through their college experience for the purpose of accommodation, ensuring nondiscrimination, and assisting in the transition process.  Includes inter-departmental collaboration within the university

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations

When Vocational Rehabilitation and Schools Work Together to Improve Youth Transition — Innovative Strategies from Iowa

Describes Iowa program in which Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services partners with area and local education agencies to provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to schools and local VR agencies in implementing a collaborative transition process for students.  Describes the Transition

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Providing Supports to Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood: Case Descriptions from the Youth Transition Demonstration

Article describes three Social Security Administration-initiated Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects that include individualized work-based experiences, youth empowerment, family supports, system linkages, social and health services, SSA work incentive waivers, and benefits counseling. Citation: Luecking, R. G., and Wittenburg, D.

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Predictors of Postschool Employment Outcomes for Young Adults With Severe Disabilities

Study uses the NLTS-2 survey to explore multivariate correlations among available data on student demographics, student skills, family factors and high school career development programming and employment status two years after high school for young adults with “severe disabilities.”  Young

Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Employment outcome data, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Employment and Post-Secondary Educational Activities for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders During the Transition to Adulthood

This report describes the post-high school educational and occupational activities of 66 young adults with autism spectrum disorders who had recently exited the secondary school system. Analyses indicated low rates of employment in the community, with the majority of young

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations

Jobs by 21 Partnership Project: Impact of Cross-System Collaboration on Employment Outcomes of Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities

In 2007 the Washington state legislature developed the Jobs by 21 Partnership Project to identify and demonstrate best practices in sustainable partnerships among Washington’s school and adult service systems in increasing employment of young adults with developmental disabilities.  Evaluation shows

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